Here you can find all the current programs, courses, events and other resources that are available in the community. If you have any questions about any of them please don't hesitate to ask!
It’s officially summer and WorkBC is here to help youth find employment!
Clickable links to the events in the PDF below!
This month’s edition highlights:
We are primarily offering virtual services due to COVID-19, following with Provincial Health Guidelines. We are here to support youth over phone, text message, Jitsi video chat, BBB webinars, or email. Youth who don’t have access to technology or need additional assistance can book an appointment to come into our centre.
Ask Gavin for help booking your appointment.
Join us for some yoga starting next Monday, July 5th at 4:30 pm in Beacon Hill Park!
All youth ages 12-24 are welcomed! (It is FREE, and you can come as many times as you want during the 6 weeks!!)
Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/free-yoga-in-the-park-youth-tickets-162366641997 or you can just show up by Burns Monument, Erica will be there waiting for you.
You can bring your own yoga equipment but we'll also be providing.
If you have any questions about these classes please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you there :)
Overdoses are increasing in Victoria.
Friends, family and community members using opioids and
stimulants face increased risk from both injection and inhalation.
Overdose prevention services are available throughout Vancouver Island: www.islandhealth.ca/our-locations/overdose-prevention-supervised-consumption-locations
You can check your drugs through https://getyourdrugstested.com or other drug-checking services https://drugcheckingbc.ca/drug-checking-sites/island-health
FNHA’s Nasal Naloxone training video:
To find services and supports in your area, contact the Alcohol & Drug Information Referral Service: 1-800-663-1441
KUU-US toll free crisis line: 1-800-588-8717 (24/7 crisis response services for Indigenous people across BC)
Tsow-Tun Le Lum counselling and cultural support line: 1-888-403-3123 (M-F 8 am-8 pm; Sat-Sun 10 am-2 pm) www.tsowtunlelum.org
Access harm reduction services and information at https://towardtheheart.com
If you are alone, you can:
o try the Lifeguard App on your phone at www.lifeguarddh.com
o try the Brave App on your phone at www.thebraveapp.com
o contact the National Overdose Response Service at 1-888-688-6677
Staying Safe in Extreme Heat
We encourage everyone to stay indoors. If you'd like to switch to a virtual appointment please call our office at 250-383-3552 ext. 1. Thank you!
What Can You Do?
• Stay hydrated, but make sure you’re including electrolytes – add Gatorade/PowerAde/frozen drinks/freezies where possible
• Have a salty snack to replenish sodium
• Protect yourself with sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen – minimum SPF 30
• Use an umbrella as a parasol
• Wear lightweight, light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing
• Find shade or indoor space – avoid being in the direct sun for long periods of time
• Medical questions? Call 8-1-1
Never leave children or pets alone in a parked vehicle.
More severe symptoms – including high fever, hallucinations, seizures and unconsciousness – require urgent medical attention.
Call 911, move to a cool place, and cool the person with water and fanning.
Old Navy is actively hiring youth this summer, and they are putting on a two-day virtual event with WorkBC in Victoria and Nanaimo to make it easier for youth to get hired. Come find out why Old Navy was recognized Employer of the Year in 2020!
Day 1: Learn from hiring managers what to put on your resume and how to prepare for your interview.
Day 1: Tuesday, July 6th, from 1 till 2 pm.
Register here: oldnavy_part1.eventbrite.ca
Day 2: Hiring managers will guide you through Old Navy's online application process, and you’ll get to hear real success stories from youth employees.
Day 2: Thursday, July 8th, from 1 till 2 pm.
Register here: oldnavy_part2.eventbrite.ca
Are you a young person in or from care? Do you have experience finding and keeping housing? BC Housing and MCFD want to hear from you! They're holding two focus groups to better understand your housing needs.
You'll receive a $50 honorarium for your time and you'll have your voice heard!
Who can participate?
Youth and young adults in and from care ages 16-27 with experience finding and keeping housing.
When is it?
You have two focus group dates to pick from:
Wednesday, June 23, 6:30-8 PM
Monday, June 28, 6:30-8 PM
The focus groups will be held over Zoom.
How do I sign up?
Click here to sign up! Registration for each focus group will close 24 hours before the event.
Before your focus group (or if you can't make it and still want to provide your feedback!), please complete this survey.
Questions? Contact Corrina at 604-499-0690 email@example.com
We want to hear from you about you or your peers' experiences with overdoses and what you know or don't know about naloxone and the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act!
To participate, contact Jessica:
phone (call or text): 514-915-5930